|Perplexing pets / Ramblin' Jack Elliott|
How well do you know your pets? Today on Insight, local pet columnist Gina Spadafori and "Good Morning America" veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker tell you why dogs drink out of the toilet and if cats always land on their feet. During our fall fund drive, Insight features the most interesting musical guests of the year. American folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott performs in studio. This segment originally aired Aug...
Keywords: Gina Spadafori; Marty Becker, DVM; pets; Ramblin' Jack Elliott; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento
|Pesky pike / Tiny universe / "Consuming Kids"|
Northern pike continue to be a nuisance at Lake Davis; experts tell you about plans to poison the water again. New scientific theories could change our understanding of the universe. Stanford physics professor Leonard Susskind, sometimes called "the Father of String Theory," talks about how the universe itself could be part of a much larger landscape. His new book is "The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design"...
Keywords: northern pike; Lake Davis; Leonard Susskink; String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design; children; commercialism; Consuming Kids; Susan Linn; Sacramento public radio; KXJZ; Insight
|Physician Hiring Ban / Natomas / Blue Tuesday / Arsenic Lobster|
Physician Hiring Ban - California has a shortage of doctors in rural areas and a new Senate bill aims to lift a legal ban that critics say perpetuates the problem. Yesterday on Insight, we talked with a doctor and legislative advocate for the Association of California Healthcare Districts who support SB 726. Today, we hear from the opposition, which includes the California Medical Assocation and the Central Valley Heath Network...
Keywords: Insight; Capital Public Radio; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio; physician hiring ban; SB 726; David Quakenbush; Dev GnanaDev, Dr; California Medical Assocation; Central Valley Heath Network, the; Natomas Permits Update; Ben Adler; Sacramento City Hall; Natomas building moratorium; FEMA; Blue Tuesday; indie rock band; Eli Kirshbaum; Chris Griggs; Dawson Timpany; Jeff Baldock; Phillip DiLeo; Nevada City high school seniors; Off Air; Nick Brunner; Arsenic Lobster, The; Sacramento State; Peter Grandbois; hybrid memoir; studio performance; David Watts Barton
|Picking problem / Busy bees / "Love & Loss"|
What’s behind a 30 percent loss of a key crop in Lake County? Today on Insight, pear growers tell you how a lack of migrant farm workers hurts their industry. UC Davis postdoctoral researcher Sarah Greenleaf tells you how wild bees make domesticated honeybees better pollinators. Local author Jane Bay tells you about her new memoir "Love & Loss." It’s an "email diary" that tells the story of her foster Tibetan daughter’s life and death.
Keywords: pear growers; Lake county; migrant workers; Sarah Greenleaf; wild bees; Jane Bay; Love & Loss; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
|Planning High-Rise Development in Downtown Sacramento|
Several proposals for high-rise condominiums in Sacramento could have dramatic impact on the downtown area and on the skyline. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with experts about how new development could affect Sacramento and how to best plan for it.
Keywords: High-Rise Development in Downtown Sacramento; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Power Balance Pavilion / Woven Leadership / BLM Bidder / Sac Beer History|
Power Balance Pavilion? - Last night's sold-out Kings' game was the final showdown in what is now the former Arco Arena. Power Balance Pavilion is the building's new name and signs were to be erected today. However, Power Balance is now re-examining their contract with the Kings given the team's possible move to Anaheim. We'll get the latest news from the Sacramento Bee's Tony Bizjack. "Woven Leadership" - Inspirational leader, writer and teacher Kim Box has released a new book, "Woven Leadershi...
Keywords: Insight; Capital Public Radio; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio; Power Balance Pavilion; Sacramento Kings; Arco Arena; Tony Bizjack; Woven Leadership; Kim Box; BLM Bidder; Tim DeChri
|Preserving a way of life / AIDS-Lifecycle 2006 / Cosmology|
You'll hear from an Elk Grove community leader and city official about the challenges they face converting rural roads into bustling thoroughfares. You'll hear an unlikely candidate for a physically demanding cycling event talk about his motivation, and what he hopes to accomplish. Sacramento authors Joel Primack and Nancy Abrams tell you how "cosmology" views man's place in the universe.
Keywords: Elk Grove community; AIDS Lifecycle 2006; Cosmology; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Prisoners' family relationships / Arco Arena|
It can be hard for inmates to keep up family relationships, but many experts say it's important that they do. Today, we continue our prison series with a look at the challenges families and the prison system face. Experts weigh in and you'll hear first-hand accounts from those impacted personally. Also, you'll hear from local sports media, including The Sacramento Bee columnist Ailene Voisin, about the fate of Sacramento's Arco Arena.
Keywords: prison; family relationships; Sacramento Kings; ARCO arena; Sacramento public radio; KXJZ
|Protecting history / No planet for Pluto / Filmmaker splits|
Today on Insight you’ll hear how the California Department of Forestry protects historical sites during forest fires. Pluto is no longer considered a planet. A local planetary educator tells you how Pluto's new classification will impact a Sacramento planetarium. Also, an astrologer will tell you how the reclassification could impact your horoscope. You'll learn why local independent filmmaker Bob Moricz is pulling up stakes and moving to Portland, Oregon.
Keywords: historical sites; forest fires; Pluto; Sacramento planetarium; horoscope; Bob Moricz; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio